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Helping save lives since 1827

Protective Equipment & Supplies for Emergency Services in the UK

We are extremely proud to say that we have designed and manufactured safety products for every Fire and Rescue Service in Great Britain and Ireland, including Airport Fire Services.

Supplying the UK Services

Proud manufacturers of protective equipment for professionals, fire services and most ambulance services in the UK and many companies worldwide

Superior quality

Our mission in quality is to provide the most innovative, high quality products that preserve and enhance human lives all across the world.

oldest manufacturing company in Sunderland

Born in 1827 on the banks of the river Wear, Sunderland, England. Speedings is now one of Great Britain's oldest family manufacturing businesses.

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Trusted by the UK’s emergency services

Speedings LTD

Leading the way in safety equipment

Born in 1827 on the banks of the river Wear, Sunderland, England and now one of Great Britain’s oldest family manufacturing businesses. Our heritage is something we are extremely proud of, and fundamental to our company values and mission

Our vision is to be the global leader in supplying the emergency services with the most innovative and high quality life saving products.

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Bespoke & Custom Orders

We can satisfy any requests, requirements or custom orders that you may have.

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Our History

Speedings Ltd was established in 1827 on the banks of the River Wear in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, which makes the company the oldest manufacturing business in the City of Sunderland – a fact of which we are immensely proud.


The original Speedings sign at Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, England

Speedings is one of the oldest surviving companies in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, England. James Speeding & Co. was established as ships’ Merchants. Wearside proved the ideal location for such an enterprise at this time with its ever increasing shipbuilding and repair yards.


By this time, the firm had become well established

By this time, the firm had become well established and had taken over Whickham Street school buildings in Monkwearmouth for their businesses.


Mr Thomas Speeding joined the family business

Originally Mr Thomas Speeding was a ship owner associated with Speeding Marshall and Co. of Newcastle, but in 1913 he joined the family business of James Speeding and Co. and then became Speedings Ltd.

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